A traumatic birth experience can feel like everything has changed. There can be memory issues, flashbacks, difficulty doing everyday chores, sleep issues, difficulty bonding with the baby, jumpiness and always being 'on guard, and much more. But you're told to "be grateful", "get over it", and "at least you have a healthy baby", or even "it's not about you".
You may be thinking of having a baby after a traumatic birth but don't know where to turn. You can't do the same thing over again. Sometimes you just think about going out to the woods and birthing under a tree.
At times, it feels like there is no one who understands.
At Birth Trauma Ontario, we understand.
A traumatic pregnancy, birth, postpartum, or breastfeeding doesn't just "go away" because you love your baby.
A consultation can help you:
Billie Harrigan is the Founder and Director of Birth Trauma Ontario. She has been working with birthing families for 35 years and specialises in birth-related trauma and postpartum PTSD. A consultation can be a critical step in helping you to move forward in this journey you never asked for.
Birth Trauma Ontario uses end-to-end encrypted email and virtual services. All consultations are private and confidential.
Contact us to book a consultation as part of your healing and birthing journey.
Parents and loved ones:
$130 + HST / hour